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BDO Horizons 2016 - Issue 3

15 August 2016

BDO is delighted to present our third quarterly report for 2016, examining mid-market M&A activity across 17 major regions and selected sectors around the world.

Our team in Brazil has prepared a special feature for this edition of Horizons. As proud hosts of the Olympic Games in Rio 2016, they wanted to bring attention to other aspects of the Brazilian economy and highlight investment opportunities in the country.

As expected, Q2 mid-market M&A did not match its 2014 or 2015 levels, but did outstrip Q1 2016 activity. In this issue of BDO HORIZONS, we highlight the factors behind these trends. As we move further into 2016, it is also the perfect time to look ahead.

Our analyses and predictions are divided into 17 regions and eight sectors to provide an in-depth understanding of what's going on and how the market is most likely to evolve. Our focus is on the M&A mid-market which includes transactions from USD 10m up to USD 500m.

Whether you are on the buy or sell side, or just want to stay informed about the latest opportunities, BDO HORIZONS provides valuable insights into where, why and which way the investment is flowing, giving you the mid-market knowledge and awareness you need.

INSIGHTS FROM A LEADING M&A ADVISOR

Considering the political conditions in Europe during the past months, M&A activity has developed soundly and it is too early to know the full impact of Brexit on M&A. Looking at mid-market activity in Q2, we see that the UK and Ireland saw a rise of 10% compared to Q1 2016 in terms of volume, while deal values increased by 29%. One area which could benefit from the uncertainty surrounding UK is the DACH region, which in Q2 registered a rise in deal volume of more than 23% compared to Q1 2016.